BJOG publishes HER/USC study on the genetics of HG

The HER Foundation continues the breakthroughs with publication of “Whole-exome sequencing uncovers new variants in GDF15 associated with hyperemesis gravidarum” in BJOG.

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Complications Secondary to Hyperemesis Gravidarum

Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) is not self-limiting, and its impact can last a lifetime for mothers and their children. Until there is recognition of this fact and comprehensive, universal, effective treatment for all HG patients, every level of society will continue to face the costs of HG.

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HER Psychosocial Research

The HER Foundation’s breakthrough psychosocial study shows that Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) is not self limiting and has societal implications.

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Dr. Marlena Fejzo

2021 HG Research: A Summary

2021 has been a busy year for HER research, and we’re finding answers to your questions about Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG). We’ve had papers published and given presentations. We also have papers under review in scientific journals, abstracts being reviewed for presentation at ACOG, new studies being kicked-off, and we are continuing ongoing research projects.

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HER Board Members Lead Study at USC

HER Board members, Marlena Fejzo, PhD, and Patrick Mullen, MD, are running the first study of GDF15 in HG patients in the United States.

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Marlena Fejzo, PhD, presents on HER’s genetic research at ASHG Annual Meeting 2021

Marlena Fejzo, PhD, HER Board Member and Research Advisor, presents at the American Society of Human Genetics Annual Meeting on the genetics of Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG).

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mom and meds

Research Summary: Safety of Ondansetron (Zofran) in Pregnancy

Read the latest research on the safety of ondansetron (Zofran) in an HG pregnancy.

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Dr. Fejzo speaks at the Fetal Medicine Foundation

Dr. Marlena Fejzo, a geneticist at the University of Southern California and a HER Foundation Board of Directors, presented at the Fetal Medicine Foundation (FMF) about Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG), its potential causes, and treatment options. Over 5600 medical professionals heard her speak, and the talk is freely available on the FMF’s website in English, Spanish, Russian, and Portuguese.

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New Research Published: HELP Score

The HER Foundation publishes a new study demonstrating the effectiveness of the HyperEmesis Level Prediction (HELP) Score in identifying pregnant women with severe symptoms of NVP.

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Highlights from SMFM20

We had an amazing week at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) 40th Annual Pregnancy Meeting in Grapevine, TX! We were the only organization representing HG, and we personally educated doctors from across the world and reached over 2500 more with our resources in their conference bags. We are your voice, the global voice of…

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